PacketFence v8.2 released
November 7, 2018

The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence v8.2. This is an important release with new features, enhancements and bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions is strongly advised.

Here are the changes included in this release:

New Features

  • Added support for clusters with servers located in multiple layer 3 networks (PR #3656)
  • Permit incoming Eduroam TLRS RADIUS requests (PR #3399)
  • pfconfig is tenant aware (PR #3385)
  • Realm are tenant scoped (PR #3385)
  • Added Mojo web authentication support (PR #3604)
  • New authentication source Password of the Day (PR #3285)
  • Added SMTP test function in Alerting (PR #3642)
  • Juniper SRX Firewall SSO module (PR #2842)


  • Now support CoA on Meraki switches
  • jsonrpc requests send the current tenant_id (#3271)
  • Take the tenant id in consideration in the queue (#3269)
  • Performed various improvements to the maintenance script (PR #3445)
  • Increased maximum node bandwidth balance from 4 GB to 18.4467441 XB (exabytes) (#3477) (PR #3493)
  • Improve connection profile’s advanced filter
  • Use MySQL as backend for pfdhcp options (deprecates etcd) (PR #3484)
  • Reorder iptables rules (PR #3463)
  • Better error handling for pfdetect.conf (PR #3607)
  • HAProxy stats files are now located in var/run/ with explicit filenames (PR #3645)
  • pfdns now uses the PacketFence standard Golang logging library (PR #3638)
  • Added VOIP and Downloadable ACLs support to Aruba 5400 switch module (PR #3372)
  • Switch filters can now be used to override the switch module that is instantiated during a RADIUS connection (PR #3583)
  • WIRED_MAC_AUTH and Ethernet-NoEAP merged (#3069) (PR #3261)

Bug Fixes

  • Backslash in usernames in Reports section is shown as “=5C” (#3508) (PR #3510)
  • Multiple bug fixes to the pfdhcp service (PR #3571)
  • Domain join log entries contain clear-text credentials (#3448)
  • Fixed false positive dhcp rogue detection (PR #3514)
  • Sponsor Email subject and body are i18n in the same language (#3670)
  • pfstats hammers pfdhcp and the API frontend with requests (#3634)
  • Can’t download SAML metadata in the admin (#3720)

See the complete list of changes and the UPGRADE.asciidoc file for notes about upgrading.

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